Tight manufacturing tolerances, supreme accuracy, and enhanced ergonomics define the CZ TS 2 series of tactical sport pistols. Both the TS 2 and TS 2 Orange boast performance-driven features, making either a solid choice for practical shooting disciplines like IPSC, USPSA, 3-Gun, or Steel Challenge.
However, picking between these proven pistols is difficult until you understand the differences. Because except for color, the two race guns look surprisingly similar from the outside. So here is a head-to-head comparison to help inform your buying decisions.
TS 2 Features
First, let’s talk about their similarities. The CZ TS 2 and TS 2 Orange are steel-framed single-action-only pistols and share many competition-ready design features. Both versions are available in 9mm or .40 S&W. Choose the caliber you shoot best; and one that delivers the major or minor power factor required for the division.
All TS 2 second-generation pistols include functional and aesthetic updates, including a flared aluminum magwell for faster reloads and colored aluminum grips with deep checkering for a splash of color and, more importantly, improved hold. A deeper undercut on the beavertail moves your hand closer to the bore axis, and along with a lower profile slide, you’ll experience less muzzle flip and faster follow-up shots.
We focused on performance which is evident throughout its design. A 5.2-inch barrel improves ballistics while giving it a longer sight radius for improved accuracy. Front and rear cocking serrations on the slide make racking these pistols easy. A crisp single-action trigger provides a consistent trigger break, and a competition hammer reduces lock time.
The base model TS 2 has a fiber-optic front sight and fixed rear sight built to withstand rough competition use. In contrast, the TS 2 Orange features an adjustable rear sight for quick POI adjustments and a similar fiber-optic front sight for rapid target acquisition.
CZ reserves the color orange for its customized high-performance sport pistols. So true to its color, the TS 2 Orange includes the base model TS 2 match features plus custom upgrades for improved performance. The most notable “Orange” enhancement is its “bull” barrel. A heavier barrel profile offers several advantages, including enhanced accuracy, recoil control, and longer service life.
Orange models also include extra cocking serrations on the top front edge of the slide for easy cocking. Like the CZ Shadow 2, the TS 2 Orange has a screw attachment system for the front sight for quick sight removal. A hand-fit barrel, slide, and frame ensure the tightest tolerances while maintaining reliability.
The CZ TS 2 Orange uses a modified thumb rest and higher-positioned ambidextrous manual safeties. CZ shortened the height of the magazine release button, improving grip comfort while maintaining lightning-fast reloading speeds.